Using a weekly training schedule
Most marathon training schedules show seven days of training per week. You can get many of the same benefits from as little as four training days per week, simply by omitting the easy days. Of course, you have to do the easy days to build your base before beginning any of the more advanced programs.
Stop low-back pain at work
Give your back some relief a couple of times an hour with the following stretch: Contract your abdominals as you pull your belly button toward your back and flatten your back against your chair. Now do the opposite by exaggerating a sway back. Then lift one buttock slightly, then the other. Repeat all four moves a few times until your back feels loose. Repeat once every 30 minutes.
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